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searching door to - in the helmand province campus where they believe a disgruntled employee turned killer is holded up. >> it began early this morning after a man shot eight people at a quarry a few miles away, killing two and injuring six. >> the suspect is a local community television host and author, 45-year-old sharif allman. hello i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm kristen sze. let's begin with amy hollyfield at the search scene near homestead and peacock. >> reporter: even officers seemed uncertain and nervous when we got here telling us we
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needed to be near something we could duck behind in case he came out shooting. he was last seen in this hp parking lot behind me that is cupertino where he tried to carjack a woman, he shot her, she is in the hospital in fair condition, he didn't get her car, they den know. then he was last seen run -- they don't know why. then he was last seen running across the street into a sunnyvale neighborhood. for several hours been doing yard to yard searches with guns drawn and fingers on the trigger. they don't know for sure he's here. they say they will never know unless they look. they've ordered a shelter in place so residents are in the middle of this. many say it is terrifying. they became involved when they first heard the attempted carjacking in the hp parking lot. some told us they were willing to talk about it, they didn't want give their name. some didn't want to show their
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face. >> i heard three gunshots. i thought it was a car backfiring. then my wife said cars don't backfire three times. then i thought maybe the transformer exploded. well, that -- [ inaudible ] then he we started hearing sirens. >> security and kind of you are not believing that unless you really see or experience. you see the news on tv, other places, never thinking it could happen in your neighborhood. >> reporter: they are looking for 45-year-old sharif allman they believe he's armed with an assault rifle and handgun and he's disgruntled obviously dangerous. officers are not taking chances that's why they have a helicopter out here armored vehicles, s.w.a.t. team, search dogs all identifies have rifles drawn there.
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has been no sign of him at this point. police tell us he's not in communication with anyone that they know of. live in sunnyvale, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> terry mcsweeney is a few miles from the search site at the lehigh cement plant in cupertino where the shootings happened. >> reporter: stevens creek and foothill is where i am. if you look across the road, looking up stevens creek cars being stopped by the officers. sheriff's deputies stopping every caricomming from the quarry and asking questions allowing them to go, nobody is positive where the gunman might be. 4:30 this morning, we know shareef allman showed up at work with a handgun and rifle and started shooting. [ sirens ] >> reporter: victim after victim was rushed from the quarry. eight victims in all, two are dead. >> the only reports we have now is he was disgruntled and
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unhappy whether it was work-related or private, home leted, we don't know. >> reporter: shareef allman an i at the quarry was not expected at this morning's meeting it wasn't his shift. he brought a 40 calibre handgun and 223 calibre assault rifle. >> the incident lasted two minutes. enough time to go, shoot, takeoff and possibly get to this second location. >> reporter: a steady extreme of law enforcement personnel from all over santa clara county poured on the scene. after the shooting, terrence broussard was driving a truck out of the quarry unaware of what just happened and unaware he matched the suspect's description. he was stopped by identifies with guns drawn. >> handcuffed me, five minutes, let me up and took the cuffs off. >> reporter: if fellow employees say he had always been a smiling guy yesterday
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his demeanor changed 180°. >> yes he wouldn't look at us as we went by or went anywhere near his vicinity and we go to wondering what was going on. lunchtime it was the talk of the lunch what is wrong with him? why isn't he -- then today this happened. >> reporter: relatives of workers came out to see if their loved one survived. some screeched with joy when they learned the one they were looking for was safe. others wept when they learned the opposite. two people killed, six wounded in a minute burst of gunfire special person saying there were 15 others on the site who escaped the gunfire. live in cupertino, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> the shooting rampage caused a lot of confusion around schools. some announced they would be closed. then they decide today to open. the only one we found that is closed right now is an
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elementary in santa clara which turned student as way all other students, cupertino, sunnyvale and santa clara are open. many campuses kinding students inside until this dangerous situation is resolved. only 10% of students showing up at homestead high, 20% at cupertino high. both of those schools are open. we continue to gather information about the suspected killer. shareef allman is a community tv host and preaches nonviolence. david murray has tracked didn't his home. you have new information on him? >> reporter: we do. shareef allman lived here at the stone gate apartments for about 10 years according to neighbors. yes, he was an i at the quarry but he also was a very active video producer and tv program host. allman did celebrity and news
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maker interviews. this is a youtube video showing him interviewing reverend jesse jackson. his programs ran on create tv in san jose. create tv would not talk to us about allman or his video productions. managers at the apartments describe him as a model tenant, quiet. residents say allman is a single parent and his 17-year-old daughter lives with him. good dresser, religious man and private. a few neighbors were invited inside his unit where they saw many photos of note ables he interviewed. >> i don't know if it is job related. he's been having problems with the job for years. that's the only thing i could think of. >> reporter: have you ever met his daughter? >> yeah. >> reporter: he's raising a daughter by himself? >> yes, she a good girl, she is work and stuff so i don't stan. >> reporter: shareef allman has had previous brushes with
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the law -- convicted of misdemeanor forgery and did serve a brief time in jail he also had his driver's license suspended in the 90s. management and maintenance staff here have been told to leave for their own safety in case allman tries to return home. in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. hewlett-packard is asking employees at the cupertino office not to come to work today. the company made this statement: we are in close contact with local authorities investigating. the employee who was injured by gunfire is safe and in stable condition at a nearby hospital. environmentalists and neighbors have been trying to get the cement closed for several years accuse them of releasing harmful amounts of mercury. neighbors claim the plants no longer s in an area that includes homes, schools and parks. they've asked supervisors not to approve a permit operation
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that would allow the plant to continue operating for another 20 years. company officials say their mercury discharges are closely monitored and are well within safety standards. >> stay with abc 7 for the latest updates on air and online all day long. you can keep track of the latest breaking news any time on twitter and you can talk about it at abc7 news. >> now to the first major storm of the season. heavy rain caused drains to back up across the bay area. in sausalito an apartment flooded. firefighters had to pump out seven inches of water. the flood was caused by two clogged storm drains. don't put away your umbrella yet. meteorologist mike nicco is here with the latest. >> let's look back at what happened last night let's look at the rainfall an quarter after inch the lowest in concord from there a third to
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half an inch around san jose, livermore, oakland, everybody else more than an inch, inch and a half st. helena, two inches in ben roman this came with breezes. -- in ben lomond, this came with breezes. right now following these two storms to the south of san francisco heading through daly city heading to the southeast 35 miles per hour. later this afternoon thunderstorms, lightning, gusty winds, brief heavy rain even small hail and will happen again tomorrow. still much more ahead, including trouble for the attorney of a pair of uc berkeley hikers recently freed by iran. deciding not to decide. the vote that left hundreds of residents angry after hours of debate on the controversial teen curfew in oakland. it
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. an attorney who defended three american hikers in iran says iranian authorities have taken his passport and seized his files. he's one of the lawyers who rep he ed bauer, fattal and shourd. all have been allowed to return to the united states -- the attorney says after fattal and bauer were relaced last month his home was searched and he was taken to prison for questioning. authorities have
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identified the weapon used in last month's carson city shooting rampage. the sheriff says eduardo sense beyond used a -- used an illegal ak-47, four were kill and seven others injured. sense beyond took his own life at the -- beyond took his loan life at the scene. nevada law allows the private sale of weapons without background checks. crime fighting proposals that drew hundreds last night are heading to a public safety committee. councilmembers are pushing the proposal give police more crime fighting tools itch the measures would expand the gang injunction to east and west oakland. institute an anti-loitering ordinance and create a day and nighttime curfew. some are afraid of racial
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profiling. there's no word on a date when those measures will be taken up. meteorologist mike nicco talking about whether we have more showers in store. >> not only today, but tomorrow some could have thunder even small hail. once we get past that, really quiet forecast with a lot of sun and warm weather. >> take a look at this, snow in the sierra. what you need to know if you are heading there today. another nobel prize winner announced. we'll tell you who won for chemistry. c c$
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the first significant storm of the season is bringing snow to the sierra. video from this morning near truckee you can see how much snow has fallen there. are chain restrictions this morning. highest elevations could see a foot of snow all that in one storm? >> an october storm at that. pretty impressive. >> yeah. >> definitely was. right now it is pulling away from us. that is allowing the sun to break out. when it warms the ground this
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moist ground that relosses moisture in the atmosphere that warmer moisturizes. condenses into these clouds and that sun will continue to beat down and create more instability in the form of rising air that's why the thunderstorms later this afternoon. clouds filling in as we look east from south beach this morning. cold front well to our south storms that moved through this morning are already well away from us. what we are waiting for are those storms we showed at the top of the 11:00 hour still to our north. until then mainly in the low to mid 60s right now. showers and storms today, lesser extent tomorrow. the snow storm ends tonight. calmer, brighter and warmer weekend on the way. if you go to my blog, i have a link to the caltrans traffic cameras. you can go up to the sierra and see the snow for yourself. clear lake 58, ukiah 59 those
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are the highs today. 62 vallejo, rest of us mid to upper 60s. monterey bay and inland low to mid 60s. possibly thunderstorms on the way for . look how it calms tonight. temperatures cooler upper 40s around livermore, fremont, mid to upper 40s in the north bay vallese the rest of us low to mid -- 50s. cold front swept through. couple pockets of clouds, smaller areas of low pressure swirling around. satellite lows roll through and bring us a couple waves of storms. storms developing over the next hour or so throughout the bay with more the north bay and sliding to the southeast about 20 to 30 miles per hour. nate time you can get caught with brief heavy rain, small hail, lightning and thunder. overnight we lose the heating, most of the showers.
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they will redevelop tomorrow next system is weak at least the one for tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon we see a drying and clearing trend take hold. that means a lot of fog the next couple of mornings as you head out for the morning commute. winter storm warning continues until 11:00, foot of snow above 7,000 feet, passes tricky, chain controls this morning, probably again tonight we could get snow accumulating as low as 5,000 feet. even with a smaller chance of storms tomorrow, temperatures remain 10 to 15° below average. friday sun. saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday, warming trend, 8 to 16 degrees warmer than today and tomorrow. no rain, no winds in the forecast. israeli scientist has won this year's nobel prize in chemistry. daniel shechtman is being honored for his discovery of
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quasi crystals. the royal swedish academy of scientists says his discovery in 198 changed the way chemists looked -- in 1982 changed the way chemists looked at solid matter. search for a gunman in a deadly south bay shooting rampage this is a live picture we'll continue to update you. please stay with us. @a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a@a
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one more update. massive search continues for the suspect who shot eight people at a cupertino cement
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plan plant this morning. >> amy hollyfield has been on the scene all morning watch is the latest? >> reporter: no sign of this manhunt letting up any time soon. here's pictures of what they are doing. they are going from door-to-door searching every house in this sunnyvale neighborhood with guns drawn. they are looking for a man accused of shooting six people at the lehigh southwest cement plant in cupertino. he killed two people there. he then shot a woman in the hp parking lot and tried to steal her car. she is in fair condition. he was last seen running into a neighborhood in sunnyvale that is where officers are focused now. they believe shareef allman is armed with a handgun and assault rifle. he's disgruntled and obviously dangerous. police have no idea how long it will take to search the neighbored hood. they say they don't know --
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don't know how long it will take. people are told to shelter in place they are stuck in the middle of this chaos which they say is terrifying. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> of course we'll stay on top of this breaking news all day here on abc7 news at 4:00 and 5:00 complete coverage of the door-to-door search as well as details we are continuing to learn about the suspect's past. at 5:00 live to the sierra where you saw mike nicco's report the first snowfall of the season has come early. those stories and more later today. >> mike says the skies may clear in time for you know what. if you hear noise, it is the blue angels. >> they are bringing their fighter jets into sfo at this hour. they will be practicing over san francisco tomorrow former form mannses saturday and sunday as -- part of fleet week. it will clear out by friday, especially saturday
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and sunday storms right now moving through the north bay and down the peninsula. you may hear some thunder. >> thank you for joining us. >> we'll have live updates all day on the search for this morning's shooting suspect in cupertino. keep track at twitter. >> also talk about it on news.px
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